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Precise Neurovascular Anatomy for Radical Hysterectomy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shingo Fujii, Kentaro Sekiyama
    Pages 1-10
  3. Shingo Fujii, Kentaro Sekiyama
    Pages 11-14
  4. Shingo Fujii, Kentaro Sekiyama
    Pages 15-18
  5. Shingo Fujii, Kentaro Sekiyama
    Pages 49-53
  6. Shingo Fujii, Kentaro Sekiyama
    Pages 141-148

About this book


This extraordinary monograph provides the precise neurovascular anatomy involved in open-abdominal radical hysterectomies, information that is essential for surgeons.

For the surgical treatment of invasive cervical cancer, E. Wertheim reported the first systematic data on radical hysterectomy in the early 20th century. While Okabayashi’s radical hysterectomy technique, which modified Wertheim’s approach, later became the mainstream choice for the treatment of Stage Ib and IIb cervical cancer in Japan, the anatomy of the pericervical area is still not fully understood. The recent spread of laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery also requires a clear grasp of the anatomy of the blood vessels in the connective tissues of the female pelvis.

This book offers comprehensive information on the anatomy required for radical hysterectomies. All illustrations presented in this book were drawn by the first author – a pioneering gynecological surgeon – and reflect real-world procedures. All anatomical features described are essential and practical, and have been refined based on the latest clinical practice. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for all gynecological surgeons and general surgeons with an interest in gynecological oncology.


Cervical cancer Nerve-sparing surgery Okabayashi’s radical hysterectomy Laparoscopic surgery Robotic surgery Pelvis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyKitano HospitalKita-kuJapan

About the authors

Dr. Shingo Fujii, M.D. Ph.D,

Professor Emeritus,

Kyoto University


Dr. Kentaro Sekiyama, M.D.,

Associate Manager,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Kitano Hospital

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Precise Neurovascular Anatomy for Radical Hysterectomy
  • Authors Shingo Fujii
    Kentaro Sekiyama
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-8097-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-8100-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-8098-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 190 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gynecology
    Surgical Oncology
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